Disasters

"FEMA Seeks To Slash Disaster Aid As Trump Heads For Exit"

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency is proposing to slash disaster aid to states by making it substantially harder for them to qualify for assistance after extreme weather events like floods, wildfires or storms."

Source: E&E News, 12/15/2020

Safety And Climate Fears Dog Planned LNG Export Terminal on Delaware R.

"Plans for a new half-billion-dollar liquefied natural gas export terminal on the Delaware River in South Jersey were greenlighted by the Delaware River Basin Commission on Wednesday. But opponents say they will challenge the LNG project in federal court, and they’ve gained the support of Hollywood stars like Leonardo DeCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, along with climate leaders like Bill McKibben."

Source: NPR, 12/11/2020

CDC Scientist Ordered To Delete Email From Trump Appointee: House Probe

"Congressional investigators say Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield may have directed officials to delete a contentious email sent by a Trump appointee that demanded the health agency halt weekly COVID-19 mortality reports that the official called CDC “hit pieces on the administration.”

Source: USA TODAY, 12/11/2020

"PFAS Chemical Associated With Severe Covid-19"

"Elevated levels of a PFAS compound were associated with more severe forms of Covid-19, according to a Danish study now undergoing peer review. The research, which involved 323 patients infected with the coronavirus, found that those who had elevated levels of a chemical called PFBA were more than twice as likely to have a severe form of the disease."

Source: The Intercept, 12/08/2020

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